May 29th! Shimoda and Devota

A New Cadence Poetry Series
Brandon Shimoda
Dot Devota

Reading from their work

The Felix Kulpa Gallery
107 Elm Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

May 29th, 2013

The poet DOT DEVOTA is from a family of ranchers and rodeo stars. She is the author of The Eternal Wall (Cannibal Bools), MW: A Midwest Field Guide (Editions19\), and And The Girls Worried Terribly (forthcoming from Noemi Press). She currently writes prose about the Midwest and travels full time.
BRANDON SHIMODA is the author of four books—most recently Portuguese (Octopus Books/Tin House) and O Bon (Litmus Press)—as well as numerous limited editions of collaborations, drawings, writings, and songs. Born in California, he has lived most recently in Maine, Taiwan, Arizona, and at vispoetica.tumblr.com.


A New Cadence in May: Firestone, Lomax, and Rosenthal!

A New Cadence Poetry Series


Jennifer Firestone,
Dana Teen Lomax,
Sarah Rosenthal

Reading from their work,
Femshi, a multimedia Neo-Benshi event!
May 18th, 2013, 7:30pm
Felix Kulpa Gallery
107 Elm Street
Santa Cruz CA 95060

Jennifer Firestone is the author of Flashes (Shearsman Books), Holiday (Shearsman Books), Waves (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs), and from Flashes and snapshot (Sona Books). Firestone co-edited (with Dana Teen Lomax) Letters To Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics and Community (Saturnalia Books), a year-long experiment documenting letter exchanges between fourteen poet-pairs. Firestone's poems has been published in the following journals: Drunken Boat, How2, Dusie, 580 Split, Xcp: Cross Cultural Poetics, Poetry Salzburg Review, among others. She has work anthologized in Kindergarde: Avant-Garde Poems, Plays, Songs, & Stories for Children and Building is a Process / Light is an Element: essays and excursions for Myung Mi Kim. Firestone is an Assistant Professor of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College (The New School).

Dana Teen Lomax is a poet whose most recent work includes two editorial projects--Kindergarde: Avant-garde Poems, Plays, Stories, and Songs for Children (Black Radish Books, 2013) and Letters to Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics, and Community (co-edited with Jennifer Firestone, Saturnalia Books, 2008). She is the author of several books of poems including Disclosure (Black Radish Books, 2011), Unpublishable Manuscript #43 (UbuWeb Editions, 2010), and Curren¢y (Palm Press, 2006). Supported by the California Arts Council, the Peninsula Community Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Fund, the Marin Arts Council, and others, her work has received the San Francisco Foundation’s Joseph Henry Jackson prize for poetry, among other awards and has most recently appeared in Jacket, Poets & Writers, The Bay Poetics Anthology, Imaginary Syllabi, and Against Expression (Northwestern University Press, 2011). She served as the Director of Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center in San Francisco and is currently working on a book of poems entitled Shhh! Lullabies for a Tired Nation. Dana teaches writing at San Francisco State University and Marin Juvenile Hall. She lives in San Quentin with her incredible family.

Sarah Rosenthal is the author of Manhatten (Spuyten Duyvil, 2009) and the chapbooks How I Wrote This Story (Margin to Margin, 2001), sitings (a+bend, 2000) and not-chicago (Melodeon, 1998). Her writing has appeared in journals such as ecopoetics, Denver Quarterly, Bird Dog, dusie, and Boston Review, and is anthologized in Bay Poetics (Faux, 2006), The Other Side of the Postcard (City Lights, 2005) and hinge (Crack, 2002). She is the recipient of the Leo Litwak Fiction Award and grant-supported writing residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Soul Mountain, and Ragdale. She has taught creative writing at San Francisco State University and Santa Clara University as well as privately, and writes curricula for the Developmental Studies Center. Her collection of interviews, A Community Writing Itself: Conversations with Vanguard Writers of the Bay Area, was recently published by Dalkey Archive (April 2010).